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March 19, 2019

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday she would announce new gun laws within days, after a lone gunman killed 50 people in mass shootings at two mosques in the city of Christchurch. How can the government there move so quickly on this issue? “In New Zealand, gun ownership is a legal privilege, it’s not a legal right,” explains Professor Alexander Gillespie, who teaches law at the University of Waikato in New Zealand. “And so this means that it’s possible for the prime minister to act with a little more speed than what happens, say, in the United States.”

Also, young Latinx activists are revamping the old-school lotería game with cheeky images that confront millennial stereotypes.

And the famous Ichiro is suiting up for what could be his two final gameswith the Mariners in Japan when the major league baseball season kicks off on Wednesday in Tokyo.

— Anna Pratt, The Scan editor

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New Zealand may announce new gun laws within days. That’s because there isn’t an equivalent to the Second Amendment, explains one law professor, so the prime minister can move faster than US politicians.

From El Global Warming and La Student Debt to El Safe Space and La Border Wall, each playing card is redesigned with Millennial Lotería’s followers in mind. And while it tackles the political zeitgeist of the Latinx millennial generation, it also has fans howling with laughter over cards like El Food Porn and El Man Bun.

The Oakland A’s and Seattle Mariners are kicking off the major league baseball season in Japan. This time, the games have an added significance: Ichiro, perhaps the nation’s greatest player ever, may be making his final appearance.

The number of people killed in a powerful storm and preceding floods in Mozambique could exceed 1,000 putting the potential death toll greatly more than current figures.

A new study looks at obituaries of private military contractors killed at war. The majority are white men with significant military experience.

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